Monthly Archives: June 2016

Thursday 30th June 2016

WWT Slimbridge     An eclipse drake GARGANEY from Zeiss hide still, and around the site at least ten Green Sandpipers, a Ruff and a Common Sandpiper. (@slimbridge_wild). Forest of Dean     At Blakeney, a Dipper today at 3pm on the brook adjacent to the … Continue reading

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Wednesday 29th June 2016

Nailsworth     300+ Swifts S between 12:10-12:20pm and a further 75+ Swifts S at 2:45pm. (Terry Grant).

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Tuesday 28th June 2016

Coombe Hill Meadows    13 Mute Swans including two pairs with 4 and 2 cygnets, two juvenile Shelducks, a drake Wigeon, four Teal, 170 Mallards, a pair of Tufted Ducks, three Little Egrets, five Grey Herons, three Cormorants over, a pair of Coots with four … Continue reading

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Monday 27th June 2016

Tidenham Chase     No sign of any Nightjars by 10:45pm. Two Tawny Owls calling for at least 20 minutes. (Howard Lloyd & Thornbury U3A). Forest of Dean      At Cannop Ponds five Siskins on feeders, also a Nuthatch and a Great Spotted Woodpecker nearby. At least five young Grey Wagtails on … Continue reading

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Sunday 26th June 2016

Cleeve Hill     A Redstart with two young, a Tree Pipit, a Red Kite and a Garden Warbler today. (Greg Mabbett/Tom Mabbett). Pic by Greg. Coombe Hill Meadows     A juvenile Cuckoo early this morning calling to a Sedge Warbler.(Tim Gobourn). Pic … Continue reading

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Saturday 25th June 2016

Forest of Dean    Three Hawfinches from the Campbell Hide today and a Marsh Tit and a Spotted Flycatcher at Lower Hide. (Morag Hughes). Ashleworth Ham    A CES ringing session caught 76 birds, including four Redstarts (3 s, 1 ad), two male Grasshopper Warblers, seven Sedge Warblers, … Continue reading

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Friday 24th June 2016

Forest of Dean     At Soudley Ponds a Jay, two Grey Wagtails, a Mandarin with eight ducklings and a male Blackcap. At Burnt Log Ringlets, Large Red, Azure and Common Blue Damselflies. At Nagshead pond Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap. Also Ringlets, a pair of Emperor dragonflies, with … Continue reading

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Thursday 23rd June 2016

Frampton pools     A pair of Oystercatchers with two young today, first proven breeding at this site. (Nick Goatman). Symonds Yat     At Yat Rock the juvenile Peregrine, the adult male brought in food and fed it, the female was on the left … Continue reading

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Tuesday 21st June 2016

Coombe Hill Meadows    Two Mute Swans with four cygnets, three Teal, four Little Egrets, four Grey Herons, a Kestrel, a Coot with four chicks, two Oystercatchers with two nearly full grown chicks, two female Lapwings with chicks (broods of two and four), and c5 non-breeders, a Redshank, a … Continue reading

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Monday 20th June 2016

Coombe Hill Meadows     From the Wainlode end this afternoon two Shelducks, seven Teal, a Curlew flew over and a Water Rail calling from the short pool. A pair of Mute Swans with two cygnets in the ditch about halfway along the canal, two Reed … Continue reading

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